Do you have a busy schedule and still want to keep up with eating healthy meals? Below are 5 convenient low-carbs snacks you can opt for.
1. Brewed tea
The health benefits of tea have been studied extensively over the years, from improving exercise endurance to reducing the risk of heart disease. You can take iced tea and add flavors like Coconut Vibe and Hibiscus Pomegranate. Brewed tea helps to improve cognitive functions and the health of your heart and also increases bone density and reduces the risk of skin tumors.
2. Cottage cheese and strawberries
Cottage cheese is a nutritional and a low-carb staple food. You can get 15% of your daily calcium requirements and almost half of your vitamin C requirements with just three quarters of a cup with four thinly sliced strawberries. Cottage cheese is a rich source of casein, protein, electrolytes and low lactose.
3. Ants on a log
Ants on a log is a name first used in the 1950s. It is a snack made by spreading cream cheese, peanut butter, ricotta cheese or any number of spreads on to celery and top it off with raisins. It is also a great source of proteins and healthy fats. It also helps to improve satiety, as the celery gives a satisfying crunch and the raisins makes it taste great. Try to avoid butters with any added oils or sugars.
4. Turkey roll up
Turkey roll-ups are can be prepared ahead of time and stashed in your bag to be consumed later. Three roll-ups give you just 9 grams of carbs. Take a slice of turkey and wrap it around a pickle slice along with a very thin slice of avocado and tomato. This snack is a rich source of lean protein and monosaturated fat and this helps to keep you feeling full for longer durations.
Hummus is a Middle Eastern Dip made with chickpeas, olive oil, garlic, lemon juice and tahini-a sesame seed paste. It is a rich source of proteins as well as a number of vitamins and minerals. It is also high in unsaturated fats, which is great for the health of your heart. It is a two-ounce pack that can satisfy your cravings.
6. Hard-boiled egg
Hard-boiled eggs contain vitamins that helps to protect the eyes and keep the bones strong. They are also a rich source of protein and offer a variety of nutrients, including choline, selenium, riboflavin, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin B12, folate, iron and vitamin A. They also contain monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which are good & healthy fats.
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